Monday, June 16, 2008

The Monday Show Low Down (Or "The Group Became Increasingly Intransigent and Fractious...")

All apologies for the late publish today. I spent the whole morning in a Santa Monica recording studio with some voice talent for the new game I’m working on. (I'm the story producer on this one and it's been a lot of fun so far.)

Now let’s take a look at this busy, busy week in local music...

Monday, June 16
- French Semester, The Procession, The Young Goodman Browns, & Manhattan Murder Mystery @ Mr T's Bowl (FREE)
- Indie 103.1 Presents...Check One Two Mondays w/ Xu Xu Fang CD Release Party, Idyllists, The Human Value, & Sagittarians @ The Viper Room
- Afternoons, Everest, Ravens and Chimes, & Oh Darling @ Spaceland (FREE)
- Sarah Silverman @ Largo
- Spider Problem, Dalmacio Von Diamond and The Imaginary Friends, The Voyeurs, & Jesus Makes The Shotgun Sound @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Abe Vigoda, Times New Viking, Psychedelic Horseshit, Fabulous Diamonds, & Bipolar Bear @ The Smell
- Deepsea Goes, Solarwimp, & Husband and Wife @ Echo Curio
- Sean Carnage Presents New No Age, American Gil & the Major Dudes, John Thill, & Jamaica Man @ Pehrspace
- Lukas Haas @ Hotel Cafe
- Rumspringa, Halloween Swim Team, Random Patterns, & Golden Animals @ The Echo (FREE)

DECISION:
Tonight’s show at Spaceland with Afternoons and Everest should be quite excellent, as should French Semester with Manhattan Murder Mystery at Mr T’s Bowl. But Xu Xu Fang’s release party for their long-awaited cd at The Viper Room may be so good that the world blinks out of existence for a minute or two.

Tuesday, June 17
- Radio Free Silver Lake presents Let's Independent! w/ Buddy, The Parson Redheads, & The Hidden Hooks @ Boardner's of Hollywood
- Citizen Fish & Introspect @ The Echo
- Hyper Crush @ The Troubadour
- Islands @ The El Rey
- The New Bloods, Hornet Leg, & PROTECT ME @ The Smell
- Effects of Cable Television, Miniature Tigers, & Austin James Band @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- The Airborne Toxic Event, The Deadly Syndrome, & The Henry Clay People @ Spaceland

DECISION:
Our Let’s Independent! event at Boardner’s of Hollywood promises to delight with co-headliners Buddy and The Parson Redheads, along with opener The Hidden Hooks. Seriously. It promises to delight. (Go right here for details and free MP3s.)



Another super strong line-up for the evening -- The Airborne Toxic Event, The Deadly Syndrome, and The Henry Clay People at Spaceland – has sold out its advance tickets, though 100 will be available at the door.

Wednesday, June 18
- Dub Club presents Extra Golden, David Rodigan, & African @ Echoplex
- Rilo Kiley, Lavender Diamond, & Benji Hughes @ The Greek
- Your Highness Electric, Dead Sara, & Terrapin @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Match Castashadow, Fascinoma, & Saudade @ Echo Curio
- Fink Jaymay & Pop Levi @ The Troubadour
- Champions of Melancholy, Totally Serious, These Orphaned Eyes, & The Friendly Skies @ Mr T's Bowl
- Joel Virgil, Oh Darling, Olin and the Moon, & Eleni Mandell @ Tangier
- Indie 103 presents Club NME w/ Midnight Movies & Mono in VFC @ Spaceland
- The Secret Machines @ The Viper Room

DECISION:
Last time I saw Midnight Movies, I really enjoyed them. And I love Lavender Diamond...

Thursday, June 19
- Yes Me To Death, Kissing Cousins, & Useless Keys @ Spaceland
- The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club Presents Rock With A Twist w/ The Monolators, You Me & Ioa, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, & Downtown/Union @ All-Star Lanes
- Martha Wainwright & Jesca Hoop @ The Troubadour
- Moving Picture Show, Tra Lala, & Calico Horse @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Sea Wolf, Patrick Park, & The Jealous Girlfriends @ Echoplex
- Burlesque A Go Go @ Mr T's Bowl
- Lesbians, Lloyd and Michael, & Frisco Dykes @ The Smell
- Earth, Jesse Sykes and The Sweet Hereafter, & Restaurant @ The Echo
- Dickie Haydon, Amps on Ten, Wreckmeister Harmonies, & Dazzling Half Nelson @ Echo Curio
- Meiko @ The Hotel Café
- Nico Vega @ The Viper Room
- Moving Picture Show & Tra Lala @ The Silver Lake Lounge
- Obedient Waves & Go Betty Go @ Bordello

DECISION:
Lots of good stuff going on Thursday night. The most obvious being The Eagle Rock Bowling & Drinking Club Presents Rock With A Twist w/ The Monolators, You Me & Iowa, The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra, and Downtown/Union at All-Star Lanes and Sea Wolf, Patrick Park, and The Jealous Girlfriends at Echoplex.

But I’m kind of curious about the show at Spaceland… It’s the first show by Yes Me To Death in at least a year and the first performance by Useless Keys, a band comprised of folks from The Green and Yellow TV, Molecules, The Front, and more.

Friday, June 20
- Wolf Eyes, John Wiese, & Damon Romero @ Spaceland
- Irregular Wine Tasting @ Echoplex
- Hayden @ The Troubadour
- Adeline and the Philistines, Paperplanes, & Hello Dragon @ The Scene
- Jon Brion @ Largo at Coronet
- Rats, The Friendly Skies, Animals on Coke, David Scott Stone, Paper Rainbow, & Apathetic Ronald McDonald @ The Smell
- Smells Like Flan, Mooey Moobau, Dorian Wood, & The Cobra Lilies @ Pehrspace
- Underwater City People, Power Cords, Silver Needle, The Shortcuts, UCP, & Pussy Cow @ Mr T's Bowl
- Nous Non Plus, Casxio, & Tour De France @ Bordello
- Tleilaxu Music Machine, Raidcal Posture, Winners, & U'R In @ Echo Curio

DECISION:
There are a lot of acts I haven’t seen before on Friday night. Anyone have any recommendations?

Saturday, June 21
- KCRW Presents The Pasadena Music Fest w/ The Raveonettes, Kinky, Dengue Fever, The Little Ones, Everest, Jesca Hoop, Division Day, Nortec Collective, The Plasticines and more
- Little Radio Summer Camp w/ No Age & tba @ The Little Radio Warehouse Downtown
- Rock Insider Presents Avi Buffalo, Make Me, & The Hotbodies @ Pehrspace
- The Coathangers @ The Smell
- The Vacation @ The Viper Room
- nightshift @ Mr T's Bowl
- Hang the DJs @ The Echo
- Lightspeed Champion & The Explorers Club @ The Troubadour
- She Wants Revenge @ The Wiltern
- The Blakes, Broken West, & Dead Confederate @ Spaceland
- Mudular Records Presents These New Puritans, Meho Plaza, & Young Punx @ Echoplex
- Seasons, Rademacher, The Hectors, & Karabal Nightlife @ Echo Curio
- No Little Kindness, Farflung, Tweak Bird, Oscillator, & Anna Oxygen and David Scott Sloane @ Landslide! Festival
- The Lights From Here @ The Tinlark Gallery (FREE)

DECISION:
There are too many frigging good shows to go to on Saturday…

Little Radio Summer Camp is earlier in the day, followed by the first day of the Landslide Art & Music Festival at 4pm. Then at night there’s Rock Insider’s night at Pehrspace; Rademacher, The Hectors, and The Karabal Nightlife over at Echo Curio; and The Pasadena Music Fest with Everest, The Little Ones, Division Day, and more.

Fuck!

Sunday, June 22
- Native Fauna, Landie, Weave!, The Spires, & Supercreep @ Landslide! Festival
- Adam Lipman, Refrigerator, Emily Lacy & Deepakalypse @ Echo Curio
- Grand Hallway, Cosio, & Nevenka @ Tangier
- Babies & BARR @ The Smell
- Grand Ole Echo w/ The Black Tongued Bells, Triple Chicken Foot, & Madame Pamita @ The Echo
- Thievery Corporation, Seu Jorge, Bebel Gilberto, & Los Amigos Invisibles @ The Hollywood Bowl
- Part Time Punks @ The Echo
- Frightened Rabbit, Oxford Collapse, & Sunny Day Sets Fire @ The Roxy
- Fiction Family, Nick Thune, Sean and Sara Watkins, & Roger Moon @ Spaceland
- Fay Wrays, Rademacher, The Transmissions, & The Natural Disasters @ Mr T's Bowl

DECISION:
Day two of the Landslide Art & Music Festival sounds pretty good (I love The Spires and my friend George, who has way better taste in music than me, is putting it on), while Rademacher, The Transmissions, and more entertain over at Mr T’s Bowl.

That’s it. Did I miss anything? Please lemme know.

Photo by George Tapia.

2 Comments:

Blogger Craig said...

omg, Refrigerator at the Echo Curio? Wahahahaooooo!

4:04 PM  
Blogger Mouse said...

I'm actually going to try to do Summer Camp, Pasadena, and Echo Curio all on the same day on Saturday.

Oh hell.

7:28 PM  

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